This guide provide tips and links to some of best resources for locating primary sources on Maine history topics.
If you are new to the library, check out some of the tutorials and other resources in the box on the left for some library basics. They cover how to get a library barcode (essential!), use the library catalog, search for articles and distinguish between primary and secondary sources.
If you are not sure how to narrow your topic, are having difficulty locating information on your Maine topic, or need help using the library resources, please contact one of the HTY 240 librarians.
We Used To Be "Normal"
FSNS student Liz with her Aunt Prudy, 1917
With a grant from the Maine Historical Society, Mantor Library and the UMF History Dept. created an online exhibit in Maine Memory Network using images and documents from the UMF archives and research done by UMF students. The exhibit, We Used to Be “Normal”: A History of Farmington State Normal School, features the school's history during the 1900s – 1940s when the university was known as Farmington State Normal School, showcases the Home Economics program and its “Cottage babies,” and highlights students’ activities, on campus and in the community, to illustrate the social life and customs typical of the time.